Tuesday, June 8, 2010

8 days & 1 rant = not bad

Peanut:  Ummm, we're staying here?  This is no resort.



Ahhhh, my little Peanut.  Run.  Run for your life.

Oh man, how she should have begged to take that statement back.

[little info to help]

We love Priceline.  We should own stock in Priceline.  Seriously.  A resort for $55 a night?  With a flat screen tv/bubble jet bath tub/a tv to watch while in the bathtub/slides at the pools/fun little sample size offerings in the bathroom [her fav]/etc.  Love it.

Hokianga . . . . let me just say . . . .  beautiful.  amazing.  breath-taking.  they have no idea what resort means.  We were in NZ in the "off" season = great rates = happier wallet for us.  So when we found we could stay at the "resort" for an insanely great rate - we swooped it up.   Much to Peanut's dismay - this in all fairness - did look like a motel 6.

Then it hit. 

Well, his words hit. 

For like - e v e r. 
or
7 minutes that felt like the most hilarious 7 minutes I had ever witnessed. 

A father.  trying.  to.  explain.  what.  life.  was.  like.  for.  him.  growing.  up.  without.  resorts.

Rant:

"did you really just say that.  you can sleep in the car.  when I was a kid [Me - thinking-ahhhh crap, here it comes]  we didn't get to stay in hotels we were broke.  I didn't have an ipod or mp3 or napster or cable.  heck, I hardly even got to watch TV I had so many chores to do and when I did.....it was usually whatever he [step-dad] was watching and even then I just had to stand up every 2 minutes and change the channel, by hand!
 
it continued [I had to go into the bathroom at this point, sorry kid.  I was crying I was laughing so hard and it wasn't making the Pita any happier]

..... no playstation 3, no atari even!  No frogger, no mario . . . ya guess what we didn't have a computer or internet or [gasp] google?!?  no microwave popcorn [not sure what that one was about], no caller ID, no call waiting, no call declining, no voicemail, no texting, no cell phones.  No DVD's no blu-ray.  You are spoiled Peanut.  So SUCK IT UP and enjoy the resort life in Hokianga!" 

HOLY ________!

I peeked my door open to see the damage - in true Peanut fashion - her first words were.  "oooooooooo kkkkkkkkk aaaaaa yyyyyyygot it.  So Mom, wanna go to the beach?"

Ummm, you better believe it.  I'm outta here!

So this is how we got these sweet pictures - Peanut has a thing for flowers in her photos.  Yep, she took them.

Enjoy!



Man, I'm just happy he left out that "walking 5 miles, up hill both ways" part.

21 comments:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

THAT WAS FLIPPING AWESOME!!!!!!!!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

You never fail to make me laugh! LOVE IT!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Ha ha ha...that was hilarious! I would have been cracking up too! Loved the flower pics too! :)

Tricia said...

ha!

great pics!

Marlene said...

hahahahaha, too funny!

nice flower pics!

Patrick Mahoney said...

I've had those conversations before with Ian. The photos are great!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

haha ... he said, "frogger" "atari" and "napster" ... she probably has no idea what any of those things are since they were all like 15-20 years ago. That is awesome that he gave the youngin the reality check!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Our kids just don't know how good they have it. :)

gmontalvo13 said...

i love priceline! and hotwire is pretty cool too!

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

Funny as all hell!! I remember the "we walked to and from school everyday and only had one pair of shoes" speel.

Jennifer said...

Funny!!! I am still crying from it!

EZEthan said...

it is hard to imagine life before microwave popcorn!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

That was so funny! I think I have almost lived that same scene! Funny!!

Thanks for joining my little journey. Feel free to offer any advice or suggestions along the way. I look forward to catching up on your bloggy life!

Petraruns said...

Love it! Cracks me up. I grew up without TV in the third world and my kids tell their friends this like "oh my god you won't believe this when my mom grew up she had no tv". Awed silence.

Reminds me also of that Monty Pyton sketch of the four yorkshiremen http://www.phespirit.info/montypython/four_yorkshiremen.htm...

Kera said...

hilarious. tell this peanut girl i want i want to meet her.

Kera said...

hilarious. tell this peanut girl i want i want to meet her.

Kelly Leigh said...

Ahh soo funny. I agree with Kera - I still want to be friends with Peanut. God I can't imagine the when I was your age rants Nick will spew if/when we ever have kids. "I did the laundry with a massive salad spinner..."

Bethany + Ryan said...

LOL, i would have been cracking up in the bathroom too! glad things worked out. i love those flowers, beautiful!!

Sarah said...

I walked barefoot in the snow 5 miles each way!

MCM Mama said...

Beautiful pictures!

I'm totally LMAO at the conversation. ;o)

Adam said...

Up hill, BOTH ways.